Homemade Chocolate Pudding
My friend, Emily, brought me some of this delicious Homemade Chocolate Pudding after I had my last baby. She brought us dinner and this pudding was supposed to be for dessert.
I snuck one spoonful before dinner and immediately hid it in the back of the fridge. I didn’t even share one bite with my husband or kids. Yep, it’s that good.
After tasting it, I knew I had to have the recipe and messaged her on Facebook to beg for it. She said it was a Betty Crocker recipe for vanilla pudding. She doubled it and did the chocolate variation along with making a few slight changes. I made sure to ask her which brand of cocoa she had used because with cocoa the brand can really make a difference in flavor.
She used Hershey’s regular cocoa.
I have since made this pudding for my family and they love it. We differ in opinions of whether it should be eaten warm or cold. I think it taste amazing cold but the rest of my family likes it warm. You’ll have to test it both ways and let me know which team you’re on.
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅔ cup cocoa (recommend Hershey Brand)
- 4 tbsp cornstarch
- ¼ tsp salt + a dash
- 2 cups of milk*
- 2 cups half and half (*or use 3 cups milk and 1 cup whipping cream)
- 4 large egg yolks, slightly beaten
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- Crack eggs into medium sized mixing bowl, slightly beat and set aside, near where you will be working at the stove.
- In a 2-quart sauce pan mix together: sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Stir in the milk/half and half or cream, and heat mixture on medium heat stirring constantly.
- When mixture begins to thicken and boil. Boil for 1 min.
- Pour half of the pudding mixture (slowly) into the slightly beaten eggs. Whisk constantly and also keep stirring the pudding left in the saucepan...you might want a helper for this. Also don't return the sauce pan back to the heat until you have added the egg yolk pudding mixture back to the half left in the sauce pan.
- Once the egg yolk pudding mixture has been combined well and is thickening, quickly add it back into the remaining pudding in the sauce pan.
- Boil and constantly stir pudding for one more minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Pour into serving dishes and chill for at least one hour...or eat it warm if you prefer.
Recipe adapted from Betty Grocker Vanilla Pudding
But gluten free or not, I don’t think their’s a person on the planet whose day wouldn’t look a bit better with a bowl of this pudding somewhere in it.
Keep it Real!!!
Love pudding? Try this Homemade Tapioca Pudding.